Gotta Watch: Dr. Seuss turns 108
Author Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, sits with a copy of his book, 'The Cat in the Hat' in1957.
March 2nd, 2012
05:47 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Dr. Seuss turns 108

Dr.Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. He gave us stories like "The Lorax," "The Cat in the Hat" and much more. Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote books for all ages, with whimsical characters, rhyming and new phrases. Between a Grinch who stole Christmas, Sneetches and Thneeds, Dr. Seuss had an impact that all generations can see. So whether its "Green Eggs and Ham" or "Horton Hears a Who" we want to wish a very happy 108th birthday to you!

'The Lorax' leaps to life on big screen

Truffula trees come to life and roam free in this sneak peak of ‘The Lorax’ that’s playing in 3D. With a cast like Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White to name a few, there’s no telling what this movie has in store for you.

'Suessologist' uncovers lost Seuss books

One man found a collection of Dr. Seuss stories that are new. It’s amazing what a bit of sleuthing can do. Just when you thought no more could be found, seven Seuss treasures collected and bound.

2004: Dr. Seuss gets Hollywood star

In 2004 you didn’t have to look far. Dr. Seuss finally got his Hollywood star. Kids read from his books and his wife was there too. To honor the life and achievement of the man we once knew.

You can also check out our education blog to learn about Read Across America Day, which takes place today.

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  1. Mike B

    I hate to break it to the author, but Dr. Suess died in 1991.

    March 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • denise

      I am very very sure that the author knows that Dr. Seuss has died but everyone is celebrating his birthday anyhow – celebrating his life and to embrace his love for reading. I know my children's school did celebrate his birthday today, Its Reading Across America Day!

      March 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cpc65

    I worked with a girl who was his great grand niece (I think that's what it would be). Her mother's uncle was Theodore Geisel. She never met him herself, but the connection was still pretty cool to me. And she was a babe.

    March 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. M-Theory

    I used to love down the street from Dr. Seuss's house in La Jolla, CA. It's an amazing house.... looks like a huge flying saucer set into the beach cliff. With a hundred windows that overlook the Pacific blue... you can just picture Seuss staring into the sea inspired by the waves.

    March 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • B33TLE

      You used to WHAT just down the street...?

      March 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jon

    It's all Obama's fault!

    March 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Thing 1

    Thing 2 is gay.

    March 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thing 2

      No, Thing 1 is way more gay.

      March 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tim

    Hollywood keeps trying to cash in on the good Doctor – and sometimes they do make a lot off money of him – but every adaptation I've seen ends up being a real hash. Love him or not, the guy could write a 'movie-proof' book. And that's enough to put him at the top of my list.

    March 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Johnny

    How do you wish a dead man a "very happy birthday"? Is this article making a mockery of the beloved Dr Suess?

    March 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    I loved the story of ' The Pair of Pale Green Pants with No one Inside Em'. Any one member that one? Think it was in the same book as the ' Sneetches' . READ in peace, Dr.

    March 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mrklrsn

    I love Dr. Seuss, but really, do we have to celebrate his birthday every year? how about once every five years and during the years inbetween we can talk about some of the thousands of other authors who have entertained and educatedd us through the ages. At this point I don't think the memory of the good Dr. has as much to do with books and reading as materialistic crap and brand identification. I don't believe this is his fault, from what I have read it would make him very angry, but unfortunately that is the way it has gone.

    March 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. r rocks

    I love Dr. Seuss he is so funny that he makes my mom laugh 'till she cries. Have any of you read "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day" he wrote it in the time that he died so his friends had to do the rest for him and at the back of the book it shows some of his original notes and illustrations for the book.

    March 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sasha

    Congrats on feeling stteled! I, too, am dreaming of the day when I get to look at all of my books at one time, instead of having half of them in boxes in the attic.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
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